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Ore. Man Dies After Hospital Tells Police Call 911

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A hospital in Oregon has come under withering criticism over a patient who died in the emergency room parking garage just 100 feet from the entrance.

Portland police say no one from the staff of a city hospital helped as officers struggled to revive the man who had suffered a heart attack in his car.

Sgt. Pete Simpson, spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau, said Friday the only medical help the officers received was an ambulance crew after Portland Adventist Medical Center staff told an officer to call 911.

Hospital officials say they dispatched security officers trained in first aid and a paramedic.

But Simpson says officers were left to handle the situation alone.

The 61-year-old Portland man died after the ambulance crew took him to the emergency room.